Purple Hearts A $1500 Remembrance


I have been an Etsy seller since October 2009 and read a great deal in tutorials from Etsy, Handmadeology, EverythingEtsy and other helpful home biz blogs about how to price my product based on both materials and labor. I thought I was pretty well informed but I forgot to expect the unexpected!  Continue reading

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A Purple Heart for A Loving and Lasting Remembrance


It’s tax time and you’d think I’d already know the number of purple hearts I had on hand, but my husband has been ill and no longer driving so I have been taking him back and forth to doctors for over a month. I’d forgotten about doing inventory until gently reminded by my accountant that it was, “important to complete before the end of January.”

A week ago when checking phone messages I had received two saying, “Please call me ASAP. I want to make a substantial order of your purple hearts.” I was prepared to receive an order for perhaps 35-50, but she said, “I… Continue reading